Friday, September 6, 2013

Book Review: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Author:  Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Summary:  From  The year 1866 was signalized by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the Governments of several States on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter.

What I Liked:  It’s another one to cross off my classics list.  I’m not really into sea stories, but this one is compelling.

What I Didn’t Like:  Too many unanswered questions!

Overall Thoughts:  Of all the classics I have read, this one rates very close to the top of my list of favorites.  I really enjoyed this story.  However, be prepared to read for a while, it’s a very long book.

Final Rating:  Gold Star

Recommended?:  Yes

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